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Angela Boyer, M.H.A.: Using Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare Quality to the Nation’s Most Vulnerable

Friday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m. in IT 077

Abstract

Community Health Centers comprise the largest network of primary health care providers in the nation, serving over 25 million medically underserved patients annually. Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) are groups of health centers working together to address operational and clinical challenges related to the use of health information technology. HCCNs support the Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan by helping health centers improve access to care, enhance quality of care, and achieve cost efficiencies through the redesign of practices. Approximately 70% of health centers currently participate in a HRSA-funded HCCN. The newly launched Indiana Quality Improvement Network is an HCCN comprised of 19 health centers in Indiana, serving over 400,000 patients annually. I will provide an overview of goals for the Indiana Quality Improvement Network and how we plan to leverage data to move the dial on healthcare quality and cost.

About Angela Boyer

Angela is a graduate from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, where her academic concentrations were in health policy and health economics with particular interest in disadvantaged and medically underserved populations. Angela’s professional career has focused on improving access to quality primary care services for Indiana’s vulnerable communities. Her professional experience includes leadership in health workforce development programs; health services research and evaluation; Medicare and Medicaid risk-based managed care plans; and Indiana Medicaid medical policy analysis. She has held positions on a number of local and national boards and committees, notably including service on an FQHC board and NACHC Public Policy and Board Member committees. Contact Info: aboyer@indianapca.org; 317-983-1002